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Sky View Observatory

701 Fifth Ave, 73rd floor, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 98104 (Formerly Bank of America Tower)
206-386-5564
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Ranked #4 of 215 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This place is incredibly touristy, and a but pricy just to go up.. but the view is really cool and its kind of an iconic place to see in Seattle.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I like going here for more than one reason. First, it's not a super popular place so you're not fighting crowds for window space. The building is on the south end of the city so you get unblocked views of Rainier, the port, and the sports stadiums. The room doesn't wrap all the way around, but it pretty much does... More

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Brookeville, MD
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped first for a coffee at the 40th floor Starbucks. Fun! Another tip: they stamp your hand so you can go early and then return that evening to see the city in lights for free. We chose this view over the Needle. ZERO lines too.

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San Jose, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The view from the 73rd floor was breath taking on a VERY clear day. We could clearly see Mt Rainier, Mt. Baker, the Space Needle and much, much more. On the interior walls there were descriptions of what you were viewing for different vantage points as well as short bios on famous people from Seattle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

When you think of Seattle, one of the first images that comes to mind is the Space Needle. On my recent visit it was a "Must" see attraction and it did not disappoint. We decided to enjoy the view over lunch. We were greeted by the host at the inside elevator, and even though we arrived a half hour early... More

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Ponte de Lima, Portugal
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Worth the visit. Located on the 73rd floor of Columbia Center and standing over 900 feet tall, the Sky View Observatory offers a 360 degree panoramic view of Downtown Seattle and its surrounding areas, nice!

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Chicago
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Incredible views of the city, the water and just about everything else...would suggest you go before sunset or even better at sunset!

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McDonough, Georgia, United States
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37 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

are spectacular! Trick is finding a clear day in Seattle. Not much to do from the top but eat and enjoy the view but if you listen to the guides they point out some interesting facts about the area. Such an iconic landmark.

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Edmonton Alberta
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

View like nothing I have ever seen, a must see when visiting Seattle. I would skip the Space Needle as this is 10x better.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My grandson and I enjoyed seeing all around the Seattle area. It was a beautiful sunny and warm September day.

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